Los Angeles based artist Justin Bower’s larger than life oil paintings feature anonymous subjects that appear digitized, but are painstakingly hand-painted. Through their expressive, glitchy faces, Bower examines our close relationship with technology. On September 10th, Bower will debut a long-awaited new series at UNIX Gallery in New York with his exhibit “The Humiliations”. According to Bower, we are losing our free will as a result of our growing subservience to technology. For instance, we are dependent on biotechnology in our everyday life and it has become inevitable to not to use it. In this sense, he defines ‘humiliations’ as an undermining of our own singularity as a species. Bower communicates this message through fragmenting his subjects, where digital or artificial qualities have become a part of their makeup. Throughout the series, this so called glitchyness continually warps and displaces each person’s identity.